Teen Summer Fun


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Teens 13-18 (or students entering 7th grade) are invited to some great summer reading events:

Find out who wins or loses in Ender’s Game Monday, July 14 @3.

Mythbusters comes to NPL. Confirm it or bust it with Ms. Becky and Ms. Colleen Thursday, July 15 @ 4.

Don’t miss the fun.  Sign up for summer reading now!


Electric Dough and Marble Roller Coasters

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Don’t miss these fabulous Summer Reading science-themed activities taking place in July and August:

  • Fizz, Boom, Read events for kids and tweens:  Create a kaleidoscope, build a marble roller coaster, get up close and personal with a live reptile, story times, movies and more.
  • Spark a Reaction events for teens: Forensics workshop, Teen “Mythbusters”, movies and much more.



Friends Bookstore July Sale

Friends Book SaleLooking for summer reads, bargain books, jigsaw puzzles, books for kids and lots more?

Come to the Friends Bookstore July sale in the lower level lobby.

  • Saturday, July 19 – 9am-5pm
  • Monday, July 21 – 11am-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 22 – 9am-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 23 – 9am-7:30pm

Wednesday is Bag Day!  $4.00 per bag, supplied by the Friends.  Details are on the Event Calendar.

Film Series: Hitchcock

NotoriousThe Newport Public Library Film Series returns in July and August with four classic films directed by the incomparable Alfred Hitchcock. Filmed between 1945 and 1951, these films feature an astonishing assemblage of actors including Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Marlene Dietrich, and Gregory Peck. Librarian and film buff Luke Owens will introduce the films.

All screenings are free and open to the public, and begin at 2:30PM. Check our calendar for more info.

Wednesday, July 23: Notorious (1946)

Wednesday, August 6: Stage fright (1950)
Wednesday, August 20: Strangers on a Train (1951)

Come to our Annual Fundraising Event

Set Sail for a Novel Evening The Board of Trustees cordially invites you to

Set Sail for a Novel Evening

Sunday, August 10th from
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Regina Slezak, retiring Library Director

  • Hors D’oeuvres and Dessert by Pranzi Catering
  • Music by David Manuel
  • Complimentary beer and wine
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • Demonstrations of the new 3D Printer


Donation of $75.00 per person.  For reservations call 847-8720, ext. 100.

Details available on our Event Calendar.



New on the eBook Shelf for July

New in July

New in July

The Great War

The Great War

Thrillers for the beach

Thrillers for the beach

Check out the 3M Cloud Library- a free source of eBooks.  The Cloud Library is only for those with a Newport Public Library card.

Also check out the Overdrive eZone (which also offers audiobooks and streaming video) for anyone with a card from a Rhode Island public library.